Celebrate and enjoy Adult Summer Reading: submit book reviews, attend book discussions and special programs including a visit with author Ellen Meister at the Gold Coast Public Library.
Enter weekly raffles to win gift certificates and items generously donated by local businesses and the grand prize by submitting a book review form for every book you read or listen to. The last raffle winner will be selected Aug. 13. Book reviews can also be submitted online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org/escapetheordinary. The prizes for the weekly raffles are a $25 gift certificate to Paul’s Nursery, a $25 gift certificate to The Pet Store Next Door, a $15 gift certificate to Steven’s Modern Barber Shop, a $25 gift certificate to Waldbaums, a $20 gift certificate to J’Adore De Hair Salon, a $20 gift certificate to Angle Tips Nail Salon, and two gift certificates for a manicure at Nail Art and Day Spa. The grand prize is a basket including a $35 gift certificate to Glen Head Flower Shop, a $50 gift certificate for an adult haircut at Sleek Hair Design, a $5 Value Mart gift certificate, a bottle of Red Rock Pinot Noir from Fine Wine and Good Spirits, a certificate for a 10 percent discount at Glen Head Kitchens and Baths, a $50 gift certificate to Dutch Girl Cleaners and 10 percent off at Long Island Leather.
Attend book discussions, such as Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister on Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m., Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 p.m., Dorothy Parker Drank Here by Ellen Meister on Monday, July 27 at 2 p.m. and The Girl on the Train on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion.
Author Ellen Meister will visit the library on Monday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. Her most recent novel, Dorothy Parker Drank Here, is both sad and funny and a quick, charming read. After she speaks, Friends of the Gold Coast Library will sell copies of Farewell, Dorothy Parker and the author will sign them. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes donated by local businesses: a $5 gift certificate to Value Mart, a bottle of Red Rock Pinot Noir from by Fine Wine and Good Spirits, a gift certificate for a three-foot hero with salad from Brookville Deli and Caterers and a gift certificate for two dozen bagels from Bagel Café.
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading at a “Wrap-Up Summer Reading Program/Title Swap” on Monday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. Find out which books are worth your time, and which are not, in advance. Wraps will be served and the grand prize winner will be selected. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes donated by local businesses: a $15 gift certificate to Bottle Buys and a wine tote, a $25 gift certificate to The Pet Store Next Door, a $5 gift certificate to Value Mart, a $10 gift certificate to Sergio’s Pizza, a gift certificate for a three-foot hero with salad from Brookville Deli and Caterers and a gift certificate for two dozen bagels from Bagel Café.
Registration is required for all programs and can be done in-person at the Library, by phone by calling the Library at 516-759-8300 or online at www.goldcoastlibrary.org.